When it came time to sell their first home Fredric and Heather called the Realtor who helped them their first go around – Susan Caton. By then, Susan and I (Sabrina) had partnered up and became The Caton Team. It was an exciting meeting, sitting around the dinning room table planing for the sale of their home and discussing the hopes, dreams and reality of their next home.
In the competitive Bay Area real estate market a buyer needs to be ready to make a fantastic offer the moment a home pops on the market. If a buyer has to sell their current home – writing an offer contingent on the sale of a home is not as attractive to the seller as a non-contingent offer. Therefore, we agreed that the best course of action was to sell their current home to be prepared to pounce when their next home came on the market.
This can be a scary moment – where will the family live if we don’t find the next home. Nonetheless, the hunt for their next home began way before the for sale sign showed up in their front yard.
So Heather and Fredric did a fantastic job getting their home ready for sale. Before our first open house The Caton Team had wind of interested parties. Within a week their home was in contract. Oh my!
So the serious house hunting hits. We’re out day and night checking out everything on the market, new and old…and we start writing offers. Good offers, solid offers. But we keep getting out bid, sometimes by all cash, sometimes just larger down payments or out of the the ballpark offers. Regardless, the sweat starts beading. Now we’re talking short term rentals as the close of escrow on their current home slowly approaches….and we are very thankful for the 30-days of rent back we negotiated to give us a little more time. That was extremely helpful, but not enough. So, a short term rental was located. More offers. Out bid.
Suddenly there is buzz around a certain Silicon Valley IPO. The weeks leading up caused a mini boom on the peninsula. Offer dates, multiple offers, no contingencies, all cash – you name it – things were a bit nuts. Then the dust settled, and as a boom of new listings flooded the market a week old listing was suddenly overlooked. We wrote an offer. Out of the blue, another offer comes in. This house was awesome. We couldn’t let it get away. Proud to say our reputation preceded us and the Selling Agents knew we’d get the job done – when it came down the the nitty gritty, we helped our friends and clients prepare a terrific offer package and in the end their offer was accepted.
The phone call to your clients when you get to share the good news that they got the home of their dreams – well, it’s one of the best phone calls around.
Thank you Fredric and Heather for trusting The Caton Team with all your real estate needs. Here’s to many happy years in your new home.
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